Jo Tatchell is a British journalist who writes on Middle Eastern culture for a variety of UK and US media, including the Guardian and the BBC.  She moved Abu Dhabi with her family in the early 1970s, remembering it as …

A Diamond in the Desert: Behind the Scenes in Abu Dhabi, the World’s Richest City (2009) Read more »

During the development of free zones at the beginning of 21st century, one important event which had significant, or in other words, destructive impact on those free zones driven by the external force of globalization cannot be ignored, the economic …

Dubai (2003 – 2012) / Business Bay / the Transformation and Recovery after 2008 Economic Crisis Read more »

In 2003, Business Bay was established in order to develop a new modern Central Business District just like Manhattan.[1] On the one hand, under the context of globalization and industrialization, it is developed as a regional business capital which indicated …

Dubai (2003-2012) / Business Bay / The Creek and its extension: the transformation of the city center under the capital power Read more »

Dubai has changed its role from a fishing, pearling and trade country to an oil petroleum industry and international enter pot trade country from the early 20th century to 1960s and 1970s with several important events such as the discovery …

Dubai (background of 19th century and 2000s) / Dubai, a city driven by trade and economy Read more »